Now you are no longer strangers or guests, but fellow citizens of the holy people; you are of the household of God. You are the house whose foundations are the apostles and prophets and whose cornerstone is Christ Jesus. In Him the whole structure is joined together and arises to be a holy temple in the Lord. In Him you too are being built to become the spiritual sanctuary of God.
Beloved, sometimes in the human family we are made to feel like strangers and aliens for different reasons. But in the family of God it is not so. All can come and sit at the table, all receive grace, all are fed at the banquet of the Lord, all are made to feel at home. All are loved. We belong to a family of saints who in imitation of You my God laid down their lives and they are a powerful witness to the truth. It is through their faithful witness that we know You and we know that You are the firm foundation not only on which the Church is built but of our lives as well. The Church draws her life from You the one true God Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The heavens are telling the glory of God;and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge. There is no seech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard; yet their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.
My Beloved grant that I may hear and absorb through my senses the beauty and wonder of creation in order that I may praise You with a beter understanding of Your love, wisdom, goodness and power.
Jesus went out into the hills to pray, spending the whole night in prayer to God. When day dame, He called His disciples to Him andn chose twelve of them whom He called apostles.
Beloved, whenever You had something really important do You spent the whole night in prayer. This is an example to me too. I want to have this union with You that You and with Your Father. The whole night in complete union with You Father energised You and You came away from Your encounter with Him radiant and powerful.